Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"

Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"
Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Everybody's Cup of Tea

We are reading about Tea being made in the Indian Hill station of Darjeeling. Michael Gebicki was talking in his article about staying in a hotel and on a plaque outside his room, it was named Princess of Siam., and next door to his room was the Chogyal of Sikkim. This was in the hotel named Hotel Windamere. I have also experienced the indian people staying in Australia and their culture is very different to ours both in beliefs and the way they carry out their celebrations.

Whilst staying in Darjeeling and in the hotel every breakfast time I was met by bowing waiters in hushed tones they were awed by my presence. Whilst in darjeeling reallity takes a break and I found whilst i was staying there, I came across Australians that were able to make a living whilst working there.

There are many different varieties of Darjeeling tea and these include English breakfast, Earl Grey tea, and many that I cannot remember. There are many ways to celebrate the drinking of tea but the most known celebration is High Tea with cakes and biscuits. High tea can be taken in the morning but is best known to be enjoyed in the afternoon around 3pm.

In the mornings I am woken by the sounds of bells coming from the temple that is shared by Hindus and Buddhists at the crown of Observatory Hil. I can also hear withinm the misty hills the sounds of bird calls, rushing water. I will always be thinking of drinking my cup of tea in my kitchen at home with the kettle bowling and children running around the house!!!!!!!


orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Michiko-san,
Unfortunately, I'm not so familiar with tea (lots of green tea, haha). But the great feeling with these all kinds of tea or coffee with family and friends will be the same, I believe(^_^)v


Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Tamago said...

I love tea but I usually don't drink in the morning. It is afternoon thing even if it's English Breakfast :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Michiko,
We have worked in South India where they cultivate lots of tea and also in Indonesia. That's all I've ever seen about the growing of tea, or harvesting. My husband also was in Taiwan. But the drinking of tea I've done in all Asian cultures and also in Australia. It is different but each holds its own special moment of calming and bonding in spirit.
Hugs to you,

Ramblingon said...

I have some teas from favorite is cherry flavored. I make a big ritual out of my daily cup. xoxoxox
Sis, Katie Miyuki and Victoria

Rhapsody said...

Hope you are well and enjoying life.

Teas: there are many in my house i have at least 20 variety.